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- (continued from previous page)That's the story as they tell it,
So it is and let it be,
And of Betty's bit of moonshine
In the shadow of the tree.Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
- The following refers to people around Aughadown near Skibbereen whom he knew as a young man. His sister Mrs. Sheehan was married there.
The old times were the bold times
And nothing like the new
'Tis then you'd see the men
And the cailíní deasa ruadha
There was Mickey Neill the bowler
And his rival Paidín Ruadh
And Mike Hegarty the leaper
And the dancer Thady Ó
And the wrestlers of the country
Sean a Shúil and Batty Brien
And the strongest man in Ireland
Jerry Callaghan the liarTranscribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.